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“Follow the good work” -- Aidan Turner on Poldark, Acting, and Happiness

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark. Photo: Mammoth Screen Ltd.

Author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Aidan Turner, Captain Ross Poldark himself in a Q&A about Poldark, acting, and happiness!

JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness + Pinboard

Often remembered for his role in the Vietnam War, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy consists of much more. Johnson engineered two of the most important laws Congress passed; the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act (August 6, 1965), JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness examines how Johnson meticulously worked behind the scenes to outwit the Southern segregationists who were determined to maintain the racial divide. Discover the ways Johnson not only continued Kennedy’s legacy but created one of his own. 

Strum Out to 'Songs for Summer'

What’s a good summer without some awesome tunes to go with it? The Pacific Northwest is basking in some great rays this season, and it’s time to celebrate the sunshine with ‘Songs for Summer,’ brought straight to you by KCTS 9. This August, you can indulge in all your favorite musicians; from the legendary Jimi Hendrix, to the iconic Simon & Garfunkel, to the sounds of the distinguished Vienna Philharmonic.

‘Songs for Summer’ begins at 9 p.m. on Aug. 1, with American Masters: Jimi Hendrix Hear My Train A Comin’

BBQ With Franklin Marathon + KCTS 9'S BBQ Staff Picks

Fire up that television this July, because KCTS 9 is having a BBQ with Franklin marathon! Barbecue professional Aaron Franklin is ready to take over your screens and your grills for a three-hour marathon of BBQ with Franklin

Martin Mania: The Many Sides of Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes as Arthur Conan Doyle

Martin Clunes is not only one of Britain’s favorite TV and film stars, but he’s one of Britain’s most versatile and prolific actors, as well. From his beloved Doc Martin series to his role in this summer’s hit The Town—and now his brand-new role in the upcoming Arthur and George—Clunes is showing us that there are many sides to his talent. We can’t seem to get enough of him!

Doc Martin returns to KCTS 9’s prime time lineup with Season 6 on Thursdays nights at 8:00 pm, and encores during Tea Time on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm.

The Queen's Diamond Decades + Afternoon Tea 101

It’s time for tea – KCTS 9 will be featuring The Queen’s Diamond Decades in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and the sixty years she’s reigned over England. Travel to England, indulge in the scandals, and relive the journey of her six-decade rule. The six-part series will air starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 23. 

Unearth the 'Atomic Age' This July

Embark on a journey through time with KCTS 9’s 'Atomic Age'. Take the month of July and reflect on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with four programs loaded with content covering the dawn of the nuclear age.

"One Day At a Time": Q&A With Robin Ellis, the "Original Ross Poldark," on Poldark, Cooking, and Life

Aidan Turner and Robin Ellis. Photo credit: Nick Kenyon

Guest blogger and author Pam Stucky was delighted to chat with actor Robin Ellis, who first played Ross Poldark, in a Q&A about Poldark, cooking, and life!

KCTS 9 Express in 2015 Milk Carton Derby + Guide to Making Your Own Boat

Photos courtesy of Seafair

KCTS 9 will be making their first race appearance in the 2015 Milk Carton Derby with their boat, the KCTS 9 Express. Throw those oars up and come support your friends at KCTS 9 when they race at 11:45 a.m. on July 11 at Green Lake Park.

The Town, a New Three-Part Series

The Town, A New 3-Part Series

Having spent the last ten years building a new life in London, coming home proves difficult for Mark, played by BAFTA winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock). Scott stars alongside an outstanding ensemble cast including Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights), and many others.

The Town premieres on Saturday, July 11 at 10pm and parts two and three air Saturdays July 18 and 25, again at 10pm. Read on for a bit more about the series and fun quotes from the cast.

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